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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    I know I am depressed,

    but no one in my life decides to recognize it. When my mom talks to me about it, instead of listening to me, she cuts me off and undermines what I'm saying. I already went through a suicidal phase and I don't want to go back, but I could at this point. I used to self-harm by...
    kellycollins123 kellycollins123 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Right when I think everything is going to be

    okay it all falls apart again :(
    taylor0229 taylor0229 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    School starts in a week I have been put in ICT's

    and Peer Mediation and I got taken out of orchestra I'm going to go off the first day
    ALBYSpirit ALBYSpirit 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Gloriaboszaman Gloriaboszaman 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Kisho0 Kisho0 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    I was Diagnosed with Clinical Depression at age

    10, after my first suicide attempt ... I am still on medication, however I now only have minor depressive episodes thanks to the pills my doctor prescribes me! (:
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    BethanHawkins BethanHawkins 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I see tons of people on here talking about how

    depressed they are so I thought I would share this. I've battled depression for years, and I've been through some pretty dark times. With a lot of help I learned not how to fix everything, but how to cope with what I have. I will always deal with it, but now I know I'll be okay...
    flashysnail flashysnail 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    My bf is battling depression.

    He failed a licensure exam few months ago that crushed him pretty bad. He cannot study and take it again due to his depression. He was given sleeping pills and anti anxiety meds by a doctor. He applied for work and we thought that he's doing better but after two wks of attending...
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How do you know if you have depression?

    Because people know me for being happy and funny and thoughtful but other times usually when alone, I'm just upset. Like my mind's like this a great time to remember all the bad stuff that's happened to you and how I have to apply for college and audition and get a second job so...
    MyyaLyynch MyyaLyynch 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    How do i hide selfharm ?

    I need advice
    GayTeenGuyUk GayTeenGuyUk 13-15, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 77 Responses Jul 9

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    I asked my father to pick me up at work today

    because I just don't feel good, mentally and physically. He took a detour and we stop for a moment infront of my dream house. He said 'That house is going to be yours someday'. Then it hit me, I wish it wasn't that easy for me to think about giving up and killing myself.
    LavishLemon LavishLemon 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    metagross metagross 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Let me tell you a story about sadness.

    One day while you’re admiring the weather from your patio, you notice a stranger outside your house. He seems harmless so you invite him in for coffee. He comes back the next day and asks you to dinner and you oblige. You and him start hanging out everywhere. He follows you to...
    chronicfiend chronicfiend 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I finished so much of the things I " have to"

    do .... so the week is lovely i guess Im so kicking Depression fat *** and it feels good ... I really needed more positive thoughts 😃 & i need it from myself it feels so good right now especially after feeling beyond low last week. I felt like My whole world was gray !
    leiyah leiyah 26-30, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I have battled with depression

    for many years. With my doctors permission, I slowly weened off a high dose of effexor 225 MG .. I was just wanting to sleep all the time. I recently switched to prozac. This Thursday will be two full weeks on Prozac. I feel even worse.. crazy mood swings, I'm irritable and...
    angelanicole89 angelanicole89 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    What would happen if I were to kill myself

    tonight? I know that I would be hurting everyone who loves me, but isn't it selfish of them to want me to have to suffer through life like this. I guess things could be worse, but everything is relative to the individual. Life seems hard for me even though I have a roof over my...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I feel like the Lord gave me the strength I

    needed to do what I done today, I know that I feel better about myself for doing the things I done. Al I know I was laying in my bed and something told me to get up and get myself cleaned up and dress up to make myself feel better the it just move forward from there. It was like...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 day ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 22 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I am giving up. I can't handle it.

    I am ending this life
    Gloriaboszaman Gloriaboszaman 26-30, F 34 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ever since depression consumed my life,

    everything has fallen apart. Although it was not all that great to start with. I guess I will never be able to remember what a normal and healthy life feels like considering I was molested by my older brother from ages 6 to 12. Unfortunately this was only the beginning...
    SkylerJacobson SkylerJacobson 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014